Thursday, November 24, 2011

An Important Message To Viewers Like You:

It is officially Christmas Season… I don’t want anyone giving me crap about listening to Christmas music… PERIOD. Full STOP. I could kind of understand it when it was before Thanksgiving (you humbug purists), but now its Christmas time, and the next time you give me some kind of scary-verbal-right hooks, because you think singing Christmas carols is “obnoxious,” I will just smile at you and sing loud enough to drown out your scrooge-esque attitude. Seriously… you don’t want to provoke me, or I could go heat miser on your patootees.

This is our time. All of us who wait all year long for pine needles, sleigh bells, wrapping paper, Rankin Bass, sparkles, the sticky bandits, and fat Tim Allen… its our time to finally be able to celebrate in peace.

And, by peace… I mean, that while Christmas lights are up, we should be allowed to not only sing our carols but also eat Christmas Tree shaped cookies, wear socks that have miniature jingle bells attached to them, and douse “fresh Pine” tree spray on our bodies as if it were the new “Britney” perfume.

I reseve the right to say things like this:

“ZU ZU’S PETALS!… CLARENCE! CLARENCE!” (Even if it has absolutely nothing to do with the conversation, which will definitely be the case).

“its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” (even if it is 70 degrees and sunny).

“Vermont! Must be beautiful this time of year… all that snow!” (Even if I have no idea what the forecast is for the state… even if I’ve never been there before).

“you’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” (even if you’re just holding a teddy bear or talking on the phone).

“Put one foot in front of the other!” (even if you don’t have feet).

ALSO! Christmas time is the only time of the year that your SUPER HOT (used to be fat) ex-best friend from high school can try to win you over, and succeed.

Yep! That’s right. Christmas time is now. There is no more debating it. So, I will proudly light my 6ft tree in the dorm (even though I have been since Nov 7th), and I will still enjoy examining nutcrackers and will continue to be impressed by how cool they are. Snow globes: they aren’t safe either. In my opinion… they have been left dormant for far too long. Beware world… I am in my element.

So, there you have it. I am ready for CHRISTMAS… but, is Christmas ready for me?

Thanksgiving Back in America

Its pretty weird to think that this time last year, I was having Thanksgiving in Vietnam. I don't want to dwell on my trip abroad because I know that people at Harding HATE it when people do that.... SO that's all I am going to say about it.

This year, I am at Home. Indianapolis, Indiana. Best town in the world. No it's not the biggest, or the cleansest, or even the most wholesome, but its my town and I might love it a little too much. Honestly, I'm pretty lucky. Usually we'd be going to South Carolina or Virginia for thanksgiving dinner (which always ends up being around 1pm... I never understand why we call it dinner), But this year, for the first time I can even remember, Everyone... is here with us.

Uncle Stan and Aunt Gail from Virginia

Uncle Stu and Aunt Candy from South Carolina

Heather came from Kathmandu Nepal!

Amy and Brent (plus their kids Parker and Carter) are here from Virginia

Kelly and Sean are here from Park City, Utah

Megan and Pat are here from... the ocean? They have been sailing for a year? more? I honestly don't know, but I think they pretty much live on a sailboat

Lauren is here with her new baby Claire from Colorado (Matt couldn't make it).

Jill and Corey are here from Raleigh, NC

and of course there's Grandma and Boo Boo!

Plus Mom, Dad, Andrea, and me!

This is totally making up for the fact that I was eating fish and rice everyday, this time last year.... I know, I swore I wouldn't bring it up... I lied.

Right now, I am sitting in the family room with my coffee and the Macy's thanksgiving day parade. I am watching Andrea taking lint/dog hair off of the couch with this weird little brush. We're chatting about how it was a good decision for Daniel Radcliffe to go into broadway. He's dancing in the Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade.... how bizzare to see him dancing around and smiling. I keep expecting him to shout "Crucio" or something. But I think he's definitely got what it takes to make it past "Harry Potter."

Not that I'm any expert on show business. Senior year in high school I was proudly townsperson #3 in "Androcles and the Lion."

All of that aside, I am glad to be home with my family. This is a wonderful holiday... and I feel a lot of pressure to wrap this up quickly because mom keeps (not so subtly) hinting that she wants me to help her get ready for the "dinner," aka late lunch.

So, Have a blessed Thanksgiving, I will be mashing potatoes.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Too Many Late Nights!

No, I have not blogged in a while. Truth be told, I've been a little preoccupied with school. There's just so much to do all of the time. I've pulled two all nighters this semester... I've never had to do anything like it before in my entire life. There is nothing quite as dreadful as staying up all night against your will.

Remember when you were a little kid and it was always a contest to see how late you could stay up. One time I went to a friend, Stacee's, sleepover birthday party where we fought the clock and tried to stay up as late as possible. Also, we tried to give Blair a "make-over" by doing her lipstick like "Queen Amidala" from Star Wars: Episode 1. Being a little kid was awesome.

We would sing loudly, draw on the people's faces who fell snoozed earlier than the rest of us, and pretend to all be asleep when Stacee's Dad came down to chide us for 1. Being awake and 2. Being loud while we were awake.

Why can't "All Nighters" in college be as fun as the one's when we were younger?

Some of my favorite "Up All Night" memories were in high school. Lucky enough for me, I went to Franklin Central High School where we have a student run radio station. I was a member for 3 years and at the end of each spring semester in May, they would have the "Insomniac Takeover." This is where all of the radio staff members would be "on live" all night long until 6am. We would bring in junk food and play music... but we'd also roam the halls of school trying to play capture the flag or hide and go seek. One time we caught a couple getting "steamy" (literally, the windows were steamed up) in the parking lot. However, one of my favorite activities we started doing were trash can races.

For some reason our school had these huge-gray-wheeled trashcans So, we started a WRFT tradition by tossing a person in each of two trash cans and having a race around the school. One person would ride in the can while other people pushed them. It got pretty serious because we had some cross country runners on staff.

As the night would wear on, we would fight to stay awake and make it until 6am, when we would go home and crash into pillows and blankets.

This was so fun! Why is it now, the thought of staying up all night makes me want to barf up hydrochloric acid? Or lick a sandpaper popsicle for desert? Perhaps its because the last time I stayed up all night involved me sewing together books for HOURS while watching season 3 of Gossip Girl. It wasn't a particularly significant event in my life. Nothing spectacular happened... and I was alone. Just me, my thread, my needle, Chuck Bass, Blair Waldorf, and the night. How miserable.

Not that watching Chuck and Blair is miserable. The plot can be quite compelling and Ed Westwick isn't bad to look at... but still...

Now it's Thanksgiving break... I am trying to make up for lost sleep. But I am dreading going back to school and back to all of the late nights.

I am worn out with being a Residents Assistant. I am sick of working on things constantly and still feeling like my work isn't good enough. I just want Christmas Break to come knockin' on my door, bringing good cheer, Bing Crosby, and egg nog.

Yes I like egg nog. It's flipping delicious... what of it?


Friday, July 22, 2011

Relaxing in the Heat

Here's the life update:

The other day my little sister, Andrea, and I went to Kings Island. Its one of those places that I just love... not because if the quality of the park but because it was the first theme park I'd ever been to. My parents took me there when I was just four years old and I have loved the place ever since. Anyway... We went last Wednesday... and it was HOT. We tried to drink a lot of water to help replace what we were sweating out. Alas, it didn't quite work out the way I'd hoped and we ended up leaving early with dehydration induced headaches.

However, while we were there we saw something kind of odd. There was this game stand where the contestants were supposed to throw a football through a little hoop. If you succeeded that you would win your very own NFL jersey. They had jerseys from every popular player across the midwest. However, the Colts jersey they had was a little strange. I took a picture of it because it was so funny to me. They had a Peyton Manning, 10 Jersey. This is hilarious because as anyone even slightly interested in Football knows... Peyton Manning wears number 18. DUH!

Yesterday was a scorcher as well. But I managed to survive the heat at work. Maybe it was the tip money that kept me feeling A-OK. Either way I made it through to the evening. It was nice because my good friend Lindsay Condon invited me to go see an Indianapolis Fever game. Thats our WNBA team. She got free tickets and a parking pass from her work. We went and enjoyed the game then went walking around town afterwards.

I love Indianapolis because I never feel threatened when I am walking downtown at night. Its just such a comfortable city.

Anyway, that's about it for now. Just a couple little bits of whats been going on. I really need to finish the paintings I've got going on in my garage, plus finish up my reading and I just have an infinite list of things to do before I go back to school in just a few short weeks. My, how summer comes and goes so quickly.


P.S. I will be 22 on Tuesday!! yikes!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today is Wednesday

This week has been a fun one. I have been painting some, but I am trying to go a little bit easier on it, since it’s been straining my wrist some. But… It’s hard to do less of, because I am so STOKED with these paintings.

Also, my cousin, Kelly, has commissioned me to do a “tuscany” painting for her. I’d like to do this but… I am worried I may not have time to crank it out for a little while. I’d like to get started and have it finished… WELL by thanksgiving. BUT……… I don’t know. Because I need to paint a different landscape painting for myself to add to my portfolio. BAH HUMBUG!

In other news, one of my best friends in the whole world, Stacee Krebs, has returned from ENGLAND! And, I am lucky enough to go see her today. I haven’t seen this girl since Christmas break, and when I think about that… it shocks me because it really doesn’t feel like it has been all that long. I’m thinking about taking her downtown to get frozen yogurt on mass ave.

Speaking of the frozen Yogurt they have downtown….

I have become pretty good friends with some of my co-workers and a few of us worked on Monday, “The Hottest/Most Humid Day of the Century.” So, we decided to close up a little bit early and take Segways across town to get some Frozen Yogurt. Which, was a brilliant idea. And, it further affirmed that, I really love the people I work with.

In other news, I am going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. I am very excited to go see it with one of the few people I have kept in touch with from high school, Lindsay Condon. I really do value her friendship.

The last HP movie I saw was with Harding friends… and it was in Singapore. So it will be interesting to see it in my hometown with old friends.

I guess that’s about it. OH, I am still hating Wuthering Heights. I wonder when and if this book will get good.

Oh well! Back to Regis and Kelly.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Infinite List of Things To Do.

Wow, its been an interesting couple of days.

I've been working on painting a portrait and a different painting of a fishy nature. All will be revealed in time. I have been working my bum off trying to get stuff done this summer. I am hoping to complete three paintings before school starts. I would like to have pretty much ALL of my comics drawn and colored for the Bison Newspaper before the semester starts, AND I am currently reading TWO books right now.

1. The Lives of the Artists By Giorgio Vasari. He's basically the father of Art History. I am reading this book to get me prepared for my Renaissance Art History class with Dr. Choate this fall. It actually has a lot of interesting anecdotes.

2. Wuthering Heights By: Emily Bronte. Now, I read Jane Eyre last winter and LOVED it... right now I am about ten chapters into the book, and I'm struggling to get "hooked." I can already tell that I like Jane Eyre better, but everyone says that Wuthering Heights is "SOOOo Good!" but... I don't know. I feel like it's missing something. I suppose I can't write it off yet though. Maybe I'll be surprised.

3. I am also planning on reading a few other books before school: Brunelleschi's Dome and Twelve Caesars. We'll see how much I get done.

I've decided that this summer I am a hermit and I really don't mind. I'm getting stuff done and I am enjoying it. I'm not hanging out with a lot of people, but I am being very productive. Its a fair trade off, because I honestly don't feel like I am missing out.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Segway Spat.

My sister is home from Greece. I am excited to have her back.

Right now, its been raining quite a bit. This means I probably won't work today, but it also means that my awesome pups are scared so, they get all cuddly.

I've been working quite a bit on getting some academic stuff done... which means I haven't been working out that much. ehhh... I know I should be jogging or something, but I just haven't been. I have, however, been painting and I started reading Vasari's Lives of the Artists. I am actually enjoying it quite a bit.

Oh, funny anecdote of the day. Yesterday I went several blocks downtown to get Starbucks for the Segway shack. I like segwaying downtown, because everyone thinks I'm the strangest thing they've ever seen. Anyway, I went and got a couple of Fraps and a latte, then rushed back so that I could help train some customers to go out on the tour.

On my way back, I weaved out of the way of this tubby kid who was just kind of wandering about. Now, I have been riding a segway for 4 years now. I know how to operate it. However, the mom of "said kid", started trying to tell me that I cut around him "too close." I wasn't in a good mood so I just looked at her and told her frankly, "Actually, it wasn't." (honestly, I was as far away as I could have been). Then she said "Yes it was too close." And I replied. "No... it wasn't" and then I turned around and went in to the Segway Shack with the coffee.

Some parents are too touchy! The segway sounds faster than it is. The top speed is 12.5 MPH so most of the bikes that weave around are going double that! Plus, the kid was pretty chubby, he takes up some space. I KNEW that I could avoid him, and so I did. Don't get angry at me for avoiding hitting your son, get mad if I actually hit him. Sheesh. Overprotective parents are a pet peeve.

Of course, maybe I was a bit rude. ehhh.... I'm not going to think about that.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Coasters Are Useful

Here I am sitting in my living room with my two best friends (both canines) while it rains heavily. It feels like I am stuck inside of a dishwasher. Like that spot on the plate that didn't get washed, that's how I feel. Everything around me is drenched and soppy, while I am comfortably tucked dry into this house.

Normally, a day like this would be perfect! Me, My dogs, Regis, Kelly, and a steaming hot cup of heavenly coffee. However, I've been on edge all week, and the source of this tension is scheduled for 10:41 am. Its my dentist appointment. At 10:20 I am going to have to strap on my chacos and brave the downpour... which will not end once I reach my leaky impala. Sigh, its not going to be good.

Hopefully, it is a "Zero Cavity" kind of day and then I can go back home to paint and read The Help.

By the way... The Help is a GREAT book. They're turning it into a movie, which is exciting to me. It comes out August 12th, right before I go back to school.

With regards to the painting I keep wanting to accomplish. Have no fear, I have stretched a canvas and prepped it.. however it has been difficult to find a good subject matter. But I think I've found something I am going to paint, so that is exciting! I can't wait to get started. I am just ITCHING to get to painting.

Well, I've got to go get ready for... the DENTIST!!! BLEEEEEECK!


P.S. I bet you're wandering what the title of this blog has to do with the subject.... haha.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just When You Thought I Was Gone For Good...

I'm back... at least for the moment. Normally, when I blog, I like to post things that are interesting or important regarding my life. However, this summer has been neither.

Here we go: I have been working... not much, business is slow I guess. So I have a grand total of ten hours to work next week. (banging my poor head against the coffee table). I think that's Gods way of saying, "Hey Angela! You should be painting and studying up on other art stuff!"

Fine... Fine...

Also, I was SICK for a solid week. It put me out. I don't think I can remember the last time I was that sick, but it was absolutely miserable. I always know its bad, when I don't want to drink coffee.

Today, I am off to the Art Museum. I love that place, and it helps that its free! Then its off to dinner with an old friend. Sometimes I just love my life. I can certainly complain about not working as much as I'd like, and about being sick... but I guess I am a pretty lucky person. I get to spend a lot of time with my family.

My mom and I have started up taking walks again. I've started running again... hopefully I can make it last. My little sister, Andrea, is in Greece. I am excited for her and jealous of her.

Earlier this week, my mom and I were alone because Dad was on a business trip so we went to see "Soul Surfer." I wasn't sure about whether I'd like this movie or not... but I honestly loved it. I really did. It's worth watching.

Well, that's about it for now.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Second Week of Intersession and I'm Still Going Strong

I can't believe I have already finished one week of intersession. It wasn't what I thought it would be at all. As a matter of fact, intersession is the complete opposite of what I had originally anticipated.

My class: Ancient to Medieval Art History. It is an interesting class. Our teacher presents the material in a very cool way. One day she had us wear togas to class. Another day she brought in pitas, olives, and grapes... The quizzes and tests are fairly easy, but I am not going to complain at all as long as she keeps bringing in food, I'll be a happy "DeCamper."

Outside of the classroom, my social life has been off the hook. Every night there's some new adventure. Yesterday was especially exciting. A bunch of us drove down to Little Rock for lunch, a movie, and mayhem. We ate at the Purple Cow. Unbeknownst to me, this venue is a famous one for Little Rock and the surrounding area... oxymoron? They specialize in burgers and purple milk shakes. The hole-in-the-wall is decked out in all things purple and all things cow related. I prided myself in ordering a turkey burger and fruit cup. However, I couldn't help myself from tasting my friends' purple milkshakes and Carter's sweet potato fries.

After our meal we drove over to Arkansas' nicest movie theatre, "The Rave" and saw "Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides." I was fairly pleased with the film. It delivered exactly what I thought it would: Johnny Depp somewhere between scheming mastermind and drunken, crazed, lunatic with dreads...set somewhere with a lot of water and a boat. What more could you ask for from the franchise? How about a hot shirtless preacher? Okay... Delivered.

A lot of our group was tired when the movie was over, I was a little surprised by this but, we continued on to Target and Barnes and Nobles regardless of their obvious fatigue. I bought a Latté from the ever handsome, mysterious, and ambiguous Starbucks Barista, and it tasted perfect. There's something indescribably wonderful about drinking a frothy, hot cup-o-joe while perusing through walls of unread books.

I ended up buying a much needed dress from target and then headed back for a special HUA reunion dinner at the Mills' house. We dined on all things heavenly, aka breakfast. I am telling you, Jennifer Mills makes some mean... everything. It was truly a nice evening. We looked at photo books from the trip and talked about the "Mysterious Panty Caper" of 2010. This is the true story of how a pair of my delicates randomly ended up on the floor of the karaoke bar during our Australian cruise. To this day, I still don't know how they ended up in the middle of a packed room of people, but I have my suspicions.

The night finished up with the watching of "Miss Congeniality" at some friends house.

It was a packed day, but a solid one. I do believe I am having more fun in these couple of weeks than I have had almost all semester. I will be sad to leave these friends... but It will be good to have a change of atmosphere.

Still can't believe my sister is graduating high school TOMORROW, and I won't be there :(


P.S. Bought some new shades... what do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day One of Intersession Fun

The time: 9:56 am

I am sitting at the deserted front desk in the Sears Lobby, and listening to all of my Keane on shuffle. Honestly, Keane is the best band in the whole world, why aren't you listening to them right now? If you want to be exactly like me you would be listening to "Nothing in My Way" or "Bad Dream" at this very moment.

I haven't been contacting home much lately, but its because I truly haven't had the time. There are only two R.A.s for intersession... which means Madison and I have been pretty tied up. We've been checking girls in, working desk, going to church, working more desk, and so on. Then, outside of that I've been hanging out with friends as much as I can before this class takes up my life.

Throughout the past several days I have celebrated two birthdays, seen "Bridesmaids" in theatres, hung out at the Underground, got sushi, had a picnic, and watched the Survivor season finale with some amazing friends!

I don't have a lot of good photos, but I have some. Here they are:

I'm not entirely sure why, but I feel like I can't write a blog and post anything unless I have a few of my own pictures to go with it. Sorry that these are kind of bad quality: but they're mine, and I own up to them.

What is on the agenda for today you ask? Well, I have class for FIVE HOURS this afternoon. After that, its dinner, homework, friends, and I NEED to go for a walk/jog/run something. I woke up an hour early today so that I could exercise this morning, but I couldn't do it because our main doors have been acting strangely. I didn't think they would let me back in to work or shower! yikes. So I just went back to bed and planned on exercise after dinner at some point this evening.

I really do want to exercise everyday (obviously not to burn me out) but even if it is just a little bit each day, like walking, it will be something. I need that "something" I just wish I had more time in the summer to exercise than what I already have available.I just remember how I enjoyed exercise last summer. I had a lot of sucky stuff happen that summer, but exercise (an God) got me through it.

It would be really nice if I had an exercise buddy for these next two weeks. bah! oh well.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Not a Creature Was Stirring

It is 2:34 pm here in Searcy, Arkansas, and it is quiet. I cannot even begin to explain how wonderful it is to be in the spacious lobby of Sears Dormitory and not hear: yelling, singing, running, blah blah blah.... Its just quiet. This can be easily explained; all of the freshmen are gone. It is such a relief to not have to worry about them anymore.

Today, I spent a good amount of time organizing my new room for intersession. Its just in a different hallway, but it is always very exciting for me to decorate. I have to keep telling myself "Angela, you are only going to live here for two weeks. Don't get too excited about it." but, I can't help it. I love setting up my room and imagining my cool life while I live there.

I am pretty lucky when it comes to the room and roommates. I am the R.A. so I am alone in my room and there is only one other girl in the suite. Which means we won't have to fight over the bathroom and it probably won't get very messy! Yay!

I will be working a TON these next two weeks. MY class is five hours long everyday and on top of that I am working 17 hours both weeks. I know this doesn't sound like a lot, but while school is in session, it feels like a lot. This past semester I had 6 hours per week and I gave most of them away. This will be my opportunity to make up for lost times. I am really glad that I am getting to work as much as I am. As a matter of fact, I am working for four hours right now. :)

Hopefully, when I get back to Indianapolis, I can work even more than that and really start saving up for my next abroad adventure. That is my priority anyway. Next summer I would like to go to Europe with a friend or two and travel to places like London, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, blah blah... etc. I will have to narrow it down and actually decide on where I want to go. But I think I will be able to manage something.

Its all HUA's fault. If I hadn't gone to Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan in a single semester, I wouldn't feel this overwhelming desire to keep traveling. Last fall turned me into a nomad. I feel like it is wrong for me to live anywhere for longer than three weeks to a month. So, I am planning on traveling around a ton next summer. Maybe not the whole summer but probably (hopefully) a month.

Aside from all of the travel, I know I went on a complaining rampage last night when I posted about feeling fat. I did feel pretty tubby. But, starting today, I am turning over a new leaf. I have been eating healthy all day AND I am going to continue with that pattern for the rest of the day. Even though I am going to go celebrate Carter Wright's birthday tonight.

We are all going to the sushi cafe! I can't wait to eat some, but I will admit, I haven't had any sushi since I was living at Broadbeach in Australia... So, it's been a while, who knows if this will be as good. It will, certainly, be healthy (which is my plan).

In final I shall leave you with this picture of a puppy that some girl brought into our dorm yesterday. I LOVE small animals.


Now... if I could just get some coffee.....

Fat Friday

You know when you're a teenager and you have a zit on your face that could burst at any minute? Well, that's how my stomach feels right now. I can't tell you how guilty I feel about pigging out, every time I do it. I want to be healthy, I truly want to be in shape, but I have this mental block right now, preventing me from making these healthy decisions.

So now, here I sit in my room, alone, feeling sick to my stomach because of all the crap I ate. I wish I could just make myself make these healthy decisions... So here's the deal. I am writing this on here so that I can try to drill it in my head that I NEED to be healthy. I need to be careful about portion controls. I don't want to gain back all of the weight I lost last summer. So, starting tomorrow: I am getting back on track. NO MORE SWEETS!

I really need encouragement on this. I need people to tell me I can do it... I need people to believe that I will do it. The goal is to be swimsuit ready by the 2nd week of August. Which means, that starting MONDAY: Exercise needs to be included in my everyday schedule.

Blah. I don't want to be freshman year Angela again. NEVER again.

What else,

I am so ready to be home this summer. But I've got two LONG weeks left.

wish me luck. I will need it.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Finals Week DoWop

This weekend has truly flown by! And, what a great weekend it was. Luckily for me, I had the supreme pleasure to go to the Beta Omega Chi formal with none other than, THE Ellis Thomas Zeigler! He was a great date and we had a wonderful time.

There's something fun about dressing up and going out. It makes me feel like a grown up, real life, barbie. Not that I have a 7 foot tall neck... or anything, because we all know that Barbie is EXTREMELY disproportionate. But, I don't dress up all that often. I hate to say that normally its all about convenience for me. I throw on a T shirt and jeans... then I am out the door. Regardless, I truly enjoy dressing up. I think the fact that I don't do it that often makes it even more special for me.

At the event we ate some delicious food, and watched some unbelievable entertainment from the Queens... (which includes me) and a dance routine that put Lady Gaga to shame.

After the formal wrapped up, a bunch of us went to the old bridge in Judsonia to sing some awesome devotional songs. It was a great night and a wonderful end to the semester.

Now, Its Finals week. I just took a final for my Old Testament class, and despite my studying... I was disappointed to see that our teacher included information that was NOT covered in our study guide. Why would he do this? I don't know. Probably just to torment us. bah.

Tomorrow, I have my Photography Final... we don't have to study, just show up at Midnight Oil, coffee shop, with our final projects. :) I smell caffeine.

Aside from finals, I am trying to take my room apart and pack it away. Everything is off of my walls and all of my books are packed away. Normally this is sad, but I am not going to let it get to me.

Well, That is about all for now. More later...


P.S. My cousin Lauren is in the Hospital giving BIRTH! YAY!

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6th

Okay, everyone has waited long enough. Here's the summary of my painting this semester. I hope you can see the growth. I am excited because I feel like I am really improving.

Today was the last day of classes. Thank goodness. Soon I will be home and working back at segway of Indiana.

Can't wait!

Here are some photos of Carter and R.C.'s surprise birthday party this evening.

Love them


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Queen Entertainment

Here I am. It is 12:40 am.

Why am I up? Well, I am editing the BOX Queen entertainment video. Hopefully it turns out good because it will be my first impression as entertainment... as a queen. Also hopefully... it doesn't take as long as I think its gonna take. But lets be real.

Regardless of how long it takes, I KNOW it will be worth it, because BOX is worth it. Those men are such great guys, you should know them.

I finished my painting. Not gonna show it on here though. You'll have to see it in real life.

The only problem is trying to find a frame for it. I need to find one soon or I am in big trouble! Trip to Little Rock tomorrow...


(photos courtesy of Ellis Thomas Zeigler's external hard drive).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May!

I hope everyone is having a splendid weekend! Good news, My grandpa is out of the hospital, but I think they're still trying to figure out somethings about his back pain. Keep him in your prayers.

I am really excited because the book series I have been reading is coming out with a graphic novel! Its the Mortal Instruments series and I love the idea of there being some images to look at. Apparently they're also trying to make it into a movie. This is great news and not so great news. I can't decide if I like the idea of a film or not. In one sense I think it would be cool to see the story unfold visually... but I also have this perfect vision of what I imagine the characters and settings to be like. I am happy about the graphic novel, but I am not so sure about the movie.

In other news, My painting is going really very well. I am hoping to be finished within the next couple of days. Here's a picture of the progress:

I am really loving the process of painting this. I want so badly to make painting work for my life. I need to find a way to make it work, because I am so obsessed with it. Here are just some random shots of my workspace.

Right now, it seems like my schoolwork is winding down. All thats left to do is fun stuff! (and I have to study for a couple of tests... but just a few).


One Month Left

I feel like things from this semester are starting to fall into place. Well, not all things; some things are falling out of place, but when it comes to school work, things are looking up.

In painting, my copy of a master is coming along really well. I am satisfied with how my efforts have paid off so far. For some reason I've really been able to get a lot done, which I am happy about. The goal this semester was to have straight A's and I think it is reachable... but it is still very dependent on several subjective assignments... so I guess we'll see.

Socially, it feels like things are getting out of whack for me. I think in the past month I've had a similar problems with two different friends and I have realized that I have issues. Sometimes I sit and think about how awesome I am and don't realize that I have faults until I am confronted with it by someone else. This has happened twice. And while I don't really understand one situation and the other, I don't feel I was at fault... it makes me question my skills as a friend.

I've always considered myself a fairly loyal person; I like to have fun and chill out, but I am going to have to be much more careful about certain aspects of myself... faults if you will. Lots of prayer and determination is on the menu.

Other than that, we had our last ChiO function of the semester yesterday. It was themed "Transformers Capture the Flag." I don't know why but some events just aren't as fun when you have to plan them yourself. This is why I don't want a whole lot of planning to go into my wedding in the future. I really want it to be quick, efficient, and easy.... okay an romantic and pretty... blah blah. But I just, I realized that I do not always enjoy the events that I plan. This is kind of a bummer.

I have a month: that is 4 weeks until I come home. It feels both soon and distant. Everyone else has merely two weeks. But I am staying for intersession. Two weeks extra of intense art history. Sounds splendid don't you think?

Anyway, I am going to be a resident assistant... again. for those two weeks. hopefully that can help pay for the cost of it.

I think that's about it for now.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Don't Like Today.

Its been a sucky week. It really has.

Pray for my grandpa, he's in the hospital with pneumonia.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter... I Miss Home.

I've decided that I need to start blogging again. I feel like I have a lot more time that I have had in the past... that being said, the homework fairy is probably going to pay me a visit soon. That 's life though I guess.

Its Easter, and I wish I were at home with my family. Yes ladies and gentlemen, homesickness has finally hit me; I've been stricken (hopefully it isn't terminal).

But before I rant on and on about how amazing my family is, and how you would really have no idea because you aren't in it... blah blah blah. I'll just update you on my silly little life.

1. We had a BOX alumni cookout yesterday. It was awesome fun with burgers, and I embarrassed myself with the frisbee.

2. I have really been working on my painting a lot.

3. Last night Katie Kirkpatrick and I had a wonderful Girls night where we baked cookies for our boys and watched chick flicks aka: Pride and Prejudice ANNNND her sketchy-old-school version of Jane Eyre. We made fun of the kissing scene because the girl who played Jane just pretty much rubbed her awkwardly open mouth on Mr. Rochester's face.... sooooooo weird. It was kind of like walking across campus at night and seeing a freshman couple.... EWWWWW.

Now I want to cook myself something good for dinner, Because here's the deal: If I am going to be stuck alone on easter ALL DAY then I at least want to have a good meal. I am thinking some chicken and spinach? The only problem is that it requires me to go to the store. I have limited cash and zero gas.

Maybe I should just go to the caf all over again. Oh well.


P.S. Amen that Christ rose again